Unsolicited Advice

Don’t you hate it when you receive unsolicited advice? Before COVID, and the new style of living, people would tend their mind their own business. If they wanted to know something they would ask if you minded their question. Now, the new style is to ask first and then demand when they don’t receive an answer. As parents we need to learn to mind our own business and allow our children privacy. We do not have to know everything. The kids who like to tattletale are a perfect example. Let’s say a child notices that their sibling did something not necessarily terrible, but something a parent might not approve of such as drinking out of the milk carton. The tattletale rather than keep quiet will give unsolicited advice to their sibling and then proceed to squeal. This same issue is an occurance almost everyday in the workplace. It makes you understand why people like working at home. The workmate may have overheard two friends talking and then later give their opinion which was never asked for. Then, an argument ensues which is not welcome either in the immediate area or with their coworkers. Everyone is generally curious about everything. However, that does not mean you need to quiz others, be a busybody, or give unsolicited advice. With our adult children as parents, learning to mind our own business is not an easy task. We are so accustomed to knowing everything about their day, their life, their work, etc. that it takes time and patience to learn not to be so inquisitive. In the Good Gus series, everyone seemed to know each other’s business. It was the way of life back then. The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website www.goodgusbooks.com along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Misplaced Trust” is a book you need to read to better understand the importance of protecting your assets for your heirs.  It is available by emailing me at maecharles2008@gmail.com.  Upon receipt of payment of $3.97 you will immediately receive directions to download your copy. Hard copies are available by emailing me at the address above. It is also available on Kindle.